• COVID-19 in Utah

    3.3 million Americans file for unemployment as of the week ending on March 31, 2020. Since fewer people are working the economy is stalled. Many people are out of work. The global number of

    • Eric replied 4 months ago

      Hi khirstina,I agree with you.
      Even though the virus is serious now, but we can still come over through it. Because Utah have more medical sources than others, and fewer people get inflected. Also, Utah that is one of the state with serious lock down policy. So everything will be find. Here is a link that might help you. https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/03/29/are-utah-hospitals-ready/

    • I am very glad Utah reacted in a timely and professional manner compared to other states. It is great news that as a state we have a considerably low number of deaths. Governor Herbert was smart in prohibiting dining in, enforcing a curfew and keeping gathering under 10 people. Utah was lucky to have preventive existing conditions that has slowed the spread of the virus. However, citizens of Utah have been following the state and national guidelines very poorly. As a whole, Utah has not seen a substantial decrease in non-essential visits, social encounters or mobility*. Utah has roughly 7,000 confirmed cases (as of May 18th), but social distancing is the upmost important preventive tool we have when responding to a pandemic like COVID-19. Furthermore, a second wave is predicted to hit Utah later this year. Our state epidemiologist is concerned as the state loosens the restrictions*. So while we have a slight advantage compared to other states, we still have a long way to go.
      *https://www.unacast.com/covid19/social-distancing-scoreboard?view=county&fips=49035
      *https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/05/01/utah-should-expect-nd/

  • I agree with you on this topic how we should have extensive background checks going in and out of the country. I really think you gave a lot of facts too that were good and they helped me understand more about immigration.

  • Donald Trump’s Presidency has brought many people aware of immigration and illegal immigrants. Some people view this as Our Country is built from immigrants and we should always welcome people who are in search

    • The reason Donald Trump wants to handle illegal immigration from Mexico is because an overwhelming amount of illegal immigrants who came here do in fact bring drugs and violence. While I do think that the “Build The Wall” idea is a bit far fetched and bad for the environment, there is nothing wrong with wanting to take care of illegal immigration and calling out the issue. You also must remember that the immigrants are literally coming here illegally when they have an option to immigrate legally. I understand the process of immigration is not easy but you must also understand that the United States has always had a more lax immigration policy compared to other countries and has throughout history. Donald Trump wanting to handle illegal immigration has nothing to do with racism or xenophobia of any kind, it is simply a president wanting to handle a country’s problem. For years presidents have been trying to tackle the issue. In fact, Obama deported more illegal immigrants than Trump.

    • Dear khristina,

      I am really excited of what you write. Your post is really interesting because you write about immigration things. Also when people come to the USA they come for a good job because they want to have more money to buy their things that they need. They also come to work hard everyday and send money to their families in mexico.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is when “we should always welcome people who are in search of a new/better life.” I think is a good thing you wrote because immigrants also have rights. No matter what the immigrants are part of the world and everybody from this world have rights.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because what you write gives me a lot of ideas.

      Patricia

    • I agree with what you said regarding the process to becoming a citizen takes too long. It took my parents 5 years to finally become a US citizen and they don’t regret it at all. We are a nation of immigrants but we are also a nation with laws. Immigration is a very serious topic and needs to be taken care of. As Cooper said, Donald Trump wanting to deal with illegal immigration has nothing to do with racism. Rather it is our president trying to fix this issue, and hopefully eliminating illegal immigrants. Immigrants are more than welcome into the country, just come in the right way like everyone else.

  • Khristina commented on the post, Abortion 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    hi James, I think that you did a good job talking about religion and political issues. I think that this topic is very talked and debated about. I also think its something that should be accessible if needed.

  • Fake News

    Recently, fake news has been very talked about the 2016 Trump v.s. Hillary election and even after that. According to an oxford essay,”Fake news is not new, but the American presidential election i

    • I liked this Khristina
      I think that fake news in our society has truly messed with the perception of media because a lot of it has been exposed as either false or just plain up fake. I think out society needs to change the way that the media reports and make sure that the things that they are reporting are true and faithful
      I think you would like this article about fake news and the history of it.
      https://www.cits.ucsb.edu/fake-news/brief-history

  • Sex trafficking has become very prevelent recently. Some people ask exactly what sex trafficking is. Sex Trafficking is when someone uses force or fraud to cause a commerical sex act with someone. “A Commercial S

  • Khristina wrote a new post, Vape Ban 9 months ago

    In recent months there have been many cases of lung disease that is believed to be caused by nicotine and thc vapes. President Trump quickly decided to ban flavored vapes. I think that they decided not to look

    • I really like how you pointed out the facts about how banning these products is ineffective by saying “the FDA needs to regulate the ingredients in the product rather than the consumer”, and then gave ideas for ways to fix this problem that would be more effective. It also made me wonder the statistics of have many kids have smoked/vaped within the last 20 years.Before reading your post I had no idea that bootleg THC products were causing fatal health problems for consumers so I looked up more information on this problem.

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